The Water Lantern Festival is a cultural festival that is growing in popularity in the United States. This outdoor event invites attendees to create and decorate lanterns that will be float out on the water at night. Tickets are available for purchase in advance or the day of the festival, and include entry to the festival, a floating lantern, a marker to customize your lantern, a wristband, and souvenir bag.
The festival is held in different cities across the U.S., and thousands of lanterns will float out into the Gulf of Mexico to spread happiness, joy, and connections. The festival also aims to protect the pristine beauty of the surrounding area by picking up debris from its lanterns. Besides this, the festival cleans up all trash that may be strewn on the beach.